Frederick Douglass Day/Alternative Fourth of July Celebration


Our deepest heartfelt THANKS to those of you who joined us earlier this month for the Frederick Douglass Day / Alternative Fourth of July Celebration on July 3. Seeing your faces, hearing your voices, applause and “Just like thats!” made our night. Your hugs, kisses and handshakes were delicious desserts after seven courses of soul food.

San Francisco BayView columnist Wanda Sabir said “All the hip folks were at the Oakland Public Conservatory of Music Tuesday, July 3, for an alternative Independence Day event.” See Wanda’s Picks for the full review.

We hope UpSurge provided your alternative to the bellicose jingoism and that you had as much fun as we did. We performed “Tribute To The Trees” and “2020,” two pieces that will certainly grace our third CD.

Speaking of the third CD, we will of course again be raising money to record. just like we did for Chromatology. These projects cost thousands of dollars. But more on that later…

In the meantime we know you have lots of creative ideas about all kinds of things so…What should we call this project? We want your suggestions for names for CD #3. If your suggestion is chosen we will bestow goodies and make a fuss over you (or not, if you prefer!) Looking forward to hearing from you.

Respectfully

UpSurge!

“Thank you all for an awesome and inspiring evening. It was really tops. Affectionately…” –an Upsurge fan

We love hearing back from you after gigs. The quote is from our summer gig about which San Francisco BayView columnist Wanda Sabir said “All the hip folks were at the Oakland Public Conservatory of Music Tuesday, July 3, for an alternative Independence Day event.”

We’re stamping our mark on your calendars for another alternative celebration.